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John Legend And Juanes Performed “Redemption Song” Outside An Immigrant Detention Center

The two artists also met with advocacy groups and with the families of people in detention.

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Protesting how immigrants in the U.S. are detained, John Legend and Juanes sang “Redemption Song” this week outside the Eloy Detention Center, a privately-run facility in Arizona.

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Legend and Juanes took a tour of the facility and met with Puente Arizona and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which has been speaking out against conditions and treatment of immigrants who are detained.


“Many have fled desperate situations in their home countries where they fear for their lives,” Legend said in a statement. “Surely this country of immigrants can figure out a smarter, more humane way to accommodate those who want to come here.”

Adolfo Flores is a national security correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. He focuses on immigration.

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